Written by Dr. Halaas
The inevitable process of aging is commonly accompanied by volume loss in the cheek area. In addition to fine lines and wrinkles, it’s normal to notice hollow cheeks and saggy skin beneath the eyes. As one of the most experienced facial plastic surgeons in NYC, Dr. Yael Halaas has a customized injectable treatment specifically for cheek enhancement.
Non-surgical check enhancement is designed to restore fullness to the cheeks and lift sagging skin to create a contoured and pleasing jawline. Dr. Halaas was one of the first NYC plastic surgeons to administer Voluma® XC. She couples her deep understanding of facial anatomy with vast experience with dermal fillers to achieve great results to her patients.
Voluma XC is fortified with high-grade hyaluronic acid (HA) for natural absorption by the body, and the numbing agent lidocaine to promote comfort. It is the only HA-based filler recommended by the FDA for restoring volume in the mid face. Voluma XC offers a wide range of advantages:
When Dr. Halaas injects the cheek area and the area above the cheekbones with Voluma dermal filler, it restores hyaluronic acid, rehydrates the skin, and restores the facial volume lost to the aging process. Since Voluma® XC is composed of HA, the natural water binder works to improve the moisture content of the skin by attracting moisture. Voluma is a thick gel that plumps the cheek area when properly injected, instantly correcting volume loss. A healthy dose of Hyaluronic Acid promotes hydration and collagen development- creating an instant glow!
Our New York City Juvéderm® patients absolutely love the results achieved with board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Halaas. The injectable is the only one of its kind that is 100% reversible.
Voluma XC is safe and approved by the FDA. The anti-aging procedure is designed for patients 21 years of age or older who experience mild to moderate volume loss in the facial area. Dr. Halaas will go over your medical history, discuss risks and benefits, and assess your signs of aging & aesthetic goals during your consultation. If she feels that Voluma is not right for you, or if it will not yield the best results, she will recommend alternatives, including lasers, RF devices and cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Halaas is a female Facial Plastic Surgeon and a highly trained and experienced injector who is often asked to train and educate other doctors in her non-surgical techniques. Having completed a Art History degree at Columbia College, she has a great eye for facial harmony and achieving classic, timeless beauty. If you’re looking for plump, youthful cheeks and live or work in NYC, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
Q What is Voluma™ injectable gel by Juvéderm?
Voluma injectable gel is the first and only injectable dermal filler approved by the FDA to provide instant volume in the mid-face area by replacing hydrating hyaluronic acid in the cheeks and over the cheekbones.
Q Does it hurt?
There is a small pinch when the first injection of Voluma is placed. After a few seconds, the lidocaine in the gel will numb the area, and Dr. Halaas may also apply a topical numbing agent. Immediately after injection, you may experience mild to moderate discomfort that can be controlled with ice packs.
Q How soon will I notice results?
Voluma injections provide an immediate, subtle lift to the facial features.
Q How long will my results last?
The benefits of Voluma injections can last up to two years.